Tuesday, July 16, 2019

HOT SEAL HERO (HOT SEAL TEAM #7)

She fears for her life.
He’ll risk his to protect her.
Falling in love? Not part of the plan…

Chloe Cooper is on the run from an abusive ex. Living in a new state, with a new name, she’s ready to focus on rebuilding her life. She’s got a job she loves, a new home—and a sexy Navy SEAL neighbor who makes her pulse flutter in spite of her determination not to get involved. But when a threatening message arrives, her dread about what her ex will do if he finds her forces her to make a choice.

Ryan “Dirty Harry” Callahan is protective by nature. When he meets Chloe, it’s clear she’s skittish about something. When he learns why she ran from her old life, his first objective is to keep her safe. His second is to make sure she knows she can trust him—and that she’ll have a posse of Navy SEALs at her back if she ever needs them.

When the attraction between Ryan and Chloe explodes, they’re helpless to resist its seductive heat. Everything is finally going right for Chloe—until her worst fears come true. With Chloe missing and her life on the line, Ryan will stop at nothing to get her back. Before he loses the woman he loves forever. 

Release Date: July 2, 2019
H.O.T. Publishing, LLC
HOT SEAL Team #7
Romantic suspense/Military Romance
Review copy provided by publisher

Liza's Review:

The HOT SEAL Team books along with the Hostile Operations Team original series of books are some of my favorite romantic suspense/military romances on the market today. Lynn Raye Harris pulls me in from the very first page with each new story, and I love we get updates of prior couples with each new book. HOT SEAL Hero is Ryan "Dirty Harry" Callahan's book and it was another winner in the series.

Chloe Cooper is such a strong woman. She is on the run from her abusive ex, and has moved across the country to start her life over. Lucky for her, when she goes to get her neighbor to move his truck, she meets Ryan Callahan in all his glory, and he immediately steps up to help when she needs it. I felt a connection between Ryan and Chloe from the moment they met. I love that Ryan was so protective of Chloe from day one and especially loved he let her set the pace of their relationship. There was some serious heat between them, yet a sweetness to their relationship as well and both aspects worked for me. I really felt like while they did rush into the physical aspect of their relationship at first, once they backed off a bit, I felt like their strong friendship made their romantic relationship even stronger.

Of course we all knew the dangerous ex would make an appearance again before the end, which gave us time with Mendez and Ian Black on page!!! My love for these 2 men is strong and I love seeing them interact with one another. I love when we get to see the Teams at work, and seeing Ryan and his team work together to find Chloe and bring her back had me on the edge of my seat. I loved it!!!

HOT SEAL Hero was a really wonderful story. Lynn Raye Harris is one of my go-to authors for romantic suspense, and she gave me all I was looking for and more with this story. Readers who love romance, action, and lots of sexy soldiers will love this latest installment in the HOT SEAL Team series.

Rating: 4.5 Stars (B+)


Monday, July 15, 2019

BETWEEN ME & YOU COVER REVEAL

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Blurb

He hates the corporate world.
She's all business.
Now they have to work together
on the one job that could
make or break them both...

Connor became a flight medic
for one reason, and
one reason only.
To help people.
If he can keep his head down
and his past in the past while he's at it?
Even better.

Until Harlow appears to upend his world
with an offer he can't refuse.

She's calculating. Composed.
Scalpel-sharp.
And she'll stop at nothing to make
her father's business successful.

Even if that means teaming up with Connor
to turn around a failing clinic.

He shouldn't like her.
He definitely shouldn't want her.
But the more they work together
theless he's able to resist.

But Connor's secrets run deep.
Will Harlow's ambition ruin him,
orwill she be his salvation?

From USA Today best-seller Kimberly Kincaid comes an enemies-to-lovers story full of emotion and heat. This full-length romance features a muscle-bound veteran flight medic and a smart, tart female CEO finding happily ever after...the hard way.


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Excerpt (not PG-13):

Connor hadn’t even made it more than a few steps over the threshold of the clinic before he’d run into a crush of people in various states of injury or illness. Most of the waiting room chairs were occupied, and after getting one woman an ice pack she should’ve received when she’d been triaged and sending a badly bleeding teenager directly to the ED to get the gash in his arm tended to by a surgeon, Connor finally moved past the intake desk and headed to the office in the back of the building.

The door was shut, but the blinds on the window beside it weren’t, allowing him to see inside. Harlow sat primly behind the sleek, walnut desk, a pair of red-framed glasses perched on the bridge of her nose as she pored over something on the laptop screen in front of her.

Her chin was tilted slightly downward, her gaze focused and serious, and for one bright, impulsive instant, Connor wondered what she looked like when she laughed. With her hair all mussed from sleep. When she was caught up in a moment of pure, hot pleasure, and Jesus H. Christ on a Pop-Tart, was he insane? Of all the times to think with his dick, now was probably the most inopportune. He needed to be completely on guard around this woman, not get all gee-I-wonder about what she looked like halfway to orgasm.

Damn, he’d bet she was really fucking pretty when she laughed, though.

Clearing his throat, Connor forced his spine to full attention and his cock to stand down, then placed a sharp trio of knocks on the door in front of him. Harlow’s ice-blue eyes widened as she looked up from her desk, but only by a fraction, and by the time she’d waved him over the threshold, any traces of surprise had disappeared as if they’d never existed.

“Mr. Bradshaw,” she said, and oh yeah, no. They had to nip that in the bud right freaking now.

“No mister,” he corrected. Guard up. “It’s not really my thing.”

Harlow nodded. “Lieutenant, then.”

Oh, the shit Declan and the rest of the guys in his unit would give him for that would last days on end. “No lieutenant, either.” Connor shook his head. “Retired military personnel don’t usually go by their rank. It’s kind of considered bad form.”

“I apologize.” Her voice softened by the smallest degree. “I didn’t mean any disrespect.”
“None taken. Connor is fine.”

Just like that, Harlow’s all-business demeanor settled right back into place. “But what will you have the staff call you, then?”

Connor blinked. “Well, my first name has worked up ’til now with everyone in the ICU and ED. I don’t really see a reason to change that,” he said. In fact, he hadn’t even given it a thought.

“You want everyone to call you by your first name,” Harlow said slowly, as if he’d just suggested the earth was flat and they should all go cannonballing over the edge. “The medical staff, the patients. The members of the board?”

He bit back the temptation to tell her he didn’t want to be anything-Bradshaw, especially with the members of the board. He wasn’t some uptight VP who needed to lord his power over other people. “Sure. Why not?”

If the look on Harlow’s face was anything to go by, the answer to Connor’s question was about to arrive adamantly and in list form. “Well, for one, you’re a director now.”

“It’s just a title, like mister or lieutenant,” Connor argued. He knew he should at least try to keep the heat in his veins away from his voice—if he made a big deal about his name, her radar would surely start to ping, full-bore. But come on. Was she seriously trying to tell him how to have his own staff address him? “What people call me isn’t going to affect how I do the job.”

“The title still matters,” she replied. That she’d controlled her words with near-surgical precision didn’t make them any less of an argument. She gestured to the hallway over his shoulder, leading out to the clinic beyond. “All those physician’s assistants and nurses and staff members out there? You’re their boss now.”

Oh, here we fucking go.“So? That doesn’t make me better than they are.”

Harlow surprised him by conceding. Sort of. “No, it doesn’t. But you’re still in a position of power. Business hierarchies exist for a reason, and titles are part of that. How your staff perceives you is going to have a direct impact on your ability to manage them.”

Finally, one (and only one) thing on which they could agree. “I know I’m kind of new to this side of things, but I promise, my ability to manage the staff will be just fine. And since they are mine to manage as the director of ops”—he made sure his tone turned it into enough of a riiiiight?to make it a point and not flat-out provocation before adding—“Connor it is.”

He gestured to the center of the scrubs he purposely hadn’t changed out of, and after a beat, Harlow sat back against her office chair.

“Suit yourself, I suppose. At any rate, I didn’t expect to see you down here so soon.”

“What can I say?” Connor shrugged amiably. “I’m full of surprises.”

That is an understatement.”

About Kimberly:

Kimberly Kincaid writes contemporary romance that splits the difference between sexy and sweet and hot and edgy romantic suspense. When she’s not sitting cross-legged in an ancient desk chair known as “The Pleather Bomber”, she can be found practicing obscene amounts of yoga, whipping up anything from enchiladas to Γ©clairs in her kitchen, or curled up with her nose in a book. Kimberly is a USA Today best-selling author and a 2016 and 2015 RWA RITA® finalist and 2014 Bookseller’s Best nominee who lives (and writes!) by the mantra that food is love. Kimberly resides in Virginia with her wildly patient husband and their three daughters.


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Friday, July 12, 2019

THE LEMON SISTERS (WILDSTONE #3)

The New York Times bestselling author of Rainy Day Friends and Lost and Found Sisters returns to Wildstone, California, where two completely opposite sisters—who are still nursing wounds from the past—realize they need each other more than they think.

When Brooke’s older sister, Mindy, shows up at her door with her three kids in tow, she barely recognizes her sibling who looks like she’s on the verge of a total breakdown. While adventurous, wanderlust Brooke was always the problem child, eager to slip free of Wildstone and its small-town constraints, Mindy was the golden child, who never had a hair out of place or a GPA below 4.0. The Mindy that arrives at Brooke’s apartment however, is a far cry from the ever-perfect doctor’s wife.

Brooke’s further stunned when Mindy asks to trade places with her for a few days so she can pick up her pieces and put herself back together. What Mindy doesn’t realize is that Brooke is just as broken. Her sister needs her though, so Brooke takes the kids and returns to Wildstone.

But how does one go home after seven years away and what feels like a lifetime of secrets? It doesn’t take long for Brooke to come face-to-face with her past, in the form of one tall, dark, sexy mistake. But Garrett’s no longer interested, or so he says. Only his words don’t match his actions, leaving Brooke feeling things she long ago shoved deep.

The sisters begin to wonder if the childhood taunts were true, are they lemons in life? In love? True or not, they know one thing—you can’t run far enough to outpace your demons. And when long-dead secrets surface, they’ll have to overcome their differences and learn that sometimes the one person who can help you the most is the one you never thought to ask.

Release Date: June 18, 2019
Avon Harper Collins
Wildstone #3
Contemporary Romance
Review copy provided by publisher

Liza's Review:

I absolutely adored Mindy and Brooke so much. I think what I loved best about them was each sister thought the other one had it all together, until they had to walk in each others shoes so to speak. Mindy needs a mini break from her life, so she crashes at Brooke's house while Brooke plans to take her kids on vacation for a few days. However, rather than taking the kids to Disneyland as planned, she decides to head back to their hometown instead. Brooke was so out of her element when she first arrived back in Wildstone taking care of her niece and nephews. It really was laugh out loud funny as she navigated three very different personalities in such a different way than her sister would do it. 

Luckily for Brooke, Garrett, who was her one time love, still lives next door to Mindy, and he steps up to help her as needed. I found myself falling for Garrett pretty much from the beginning. Brooke hadn't been home in 7 years and cut all ties with him, yet he not only helped her with the kids, they both couldn't seem to stay away from each other. I adored Brooke and Garrett as a couple. They had both been through so much and seemed to find happiness when they were together they didn't really have without the other. I loved seeing them reconnect and find their way back to one another. OMG they had the most amazing chemistry, which only grew stronger the more time, they were together. All the love for these two characters.

While I'm not a mom, I totally got Mindy and her need for a break...especially when she had so much going on in her life trying to make it perfect. I loved seeing Mindy stand up for herself and admit she needed the help not only from her husband, but her sister as well. Mindy and Brooke had been close growing up, but had grown apart as their lives took them in different directions. I loved seeing Mindy and Brooke reconnect and share everything that had been going on in the lives as much as I loved the romance in this story.

Jill Shalvis has pretty much been an auto-buy author for me since I read one of her very first books. I know each new story will have an emotional punch and will take me on a beautiful ride. The Lemon Sisters seriously might just be my favorite story ever from Ms. Shalvis. While it is part of the Wildstone series of books, each of these books can easily be read as a stand-alone story.

Rating: 5 Stars (B+)

Tuesday, July 09, 2019

THE BOOK SUPREMACY (BIBLIOPHILE MYSTERY #13)

In the latest in this New York Times bestselling series, San Francisco book restoration expert Brooklyn Wainwright investigates a mysterious spy novel and a string of murders... 

Newlyweds Brooklyn and Derek are enjoying the final days of their honeymoon in Paris. As they're browsing the book stalls along the river, they bump into an old friend from Derek's spy days, Ned, and Brooklyn finds the perfect gift for Derek, an old first edition copy of a James Bond novel, The Spy Who Loved Me.

Once they're back home in San Francisco, they visit a spy shop Ned told them about. Owen, the owner, is thrilled to see his old buddy Derek. Brooklyn tells Owen about the spy novel she found in Paris and Owen begs them to let him display the book as part of the shop's first anniversary celebration. Brooklyn is hesitant--she's shocked to find that the book is valuable!--so before agreeing, Derek checks out Owen's security system and finds it acceptable.

Derek is dismayed when he receives a mysterious letter from Paris announcing the death of Ned. Then late one night, someone is killed inside the spy shop. Is the writer's murder connected to Brooklyn's valuable book? Is there something even more sinister afoot? The police are called in, but Owen begs Derek to look into it as well. Little do Brooklyn and Derek realize how deeply they will have to delve into Derek's past in order to unmask an enemy who's been waiting for the chance to destroy everything they hold dear.

Release Date: June 4, 2019
Berkley Penguin Group
Bibliophile Mystery #13
Cozy Mystery
Review copy provided by publisher

Liza's Review:

Kate Carlisle once again pulled me in from the first page with The Book Supremacy. It picks up on Brooklyn and Derek's honeymoon in their final days in Paris. I loved getting to meet some people from Derek's past, and I also loved Brooklyn found the perfect gift for Derek in The Spy Who Loved Me. Of course anytime Brooklyn finds an amazing book, you know if will also figure into their latest mystery.

I really enjoyed this latest installment into the Bibliophile series. I loved that Brooklyn and Derek as always got to work together to solve the latest mystery, and for once it was more about Derek's past and presence than Brooklyn's. While we only had limited time with Brooklyn's family, I have to say they always bring a smile to my face when I see we get to spend time with them. I absolutely loved getting to know some of Derek's current work colleagues and hope we spend more time with them in the future. I had my suspensions as to who was behind everything, and while I had guessed the individual, I was so off on the why. 

 I love a good mystery that makes me think outside the box, and Kate Carlisle tends to do this with each of her stories. Ms. Carlisle is one of my go-to authors for cozy mysteries, and I have to say her Bibliophile series of books remain my absolute favorite series of books in the cozy mystery genre.

Rating: 4 Stars (B+)

Thursday, July 04, 2019

DEVOTED TO LOVE (DEVOTED LOVERS #2)

He was sent to guard her body… he didn’t expect her to steal his heart.

Her sister’s wedding was hardly the place to find a hook up, but after one look at friend-of-the-groom and special operative Josiah Grant, small-town Texas beauty Magnolia West immediately fell in lust. After a stunningly sensual night together, Maggie is prepared for the two of them to go their separate ways. After all, she’s not a happily-ever-after kind of girl. But Josiah—and danger—change her plans.

Josiah isn’t looking for love…but Maggie rouses his body and stirs his heart like no other woman. She’s got a rocky romantic past, and a smart man would steer clear. But when the murder quotient in Kendall County rises and all signs point to a mysterious group nearby who have been harassing Maggie’s family, he can’t leave her unprotected—especially when he realizes he’s fallen hard for her.

As tension mounts and the menace closes in, Josiah will do anything to prove to Maggie that their love is real…but can they stay alive long enough to share it?

Release Date: July 2, 2019
Berkley Publishing Group
Devoted Lovers #2
Romantic Suspense
Review copy provided by publisher

Nikki’s Review:

God, I love Shayla’s writing so damn much! I have been reading her stuff for years, and it always feels fresh and new.

One of the best things about this series, and all of Shayla’s suspense novels, is that there’s a perfect balance in the plot. The love story is always first and foremost, and the suspense gives an exciting edge without taking away from that.

I really liked the hero, Josiah. He was was relationship weary, but when he recognized he was falling for the heroine, Maggie, he just dove in headfirst.

The banter between Maggie and Josiah was entertaining and kept me laughing. Maggie is crazy stubborn and likes to push her man to the breaking point. Fortunately, his breaking point means hot and sweaty sexy times! Shayla has a gift for writing smouldering love scenes that leave the reader breathless.

I liked the secondary characters and I’m hoping they’ll get their own stories. Their nicknames were quite funny. 

Bottom line, the writing and plot in this book were phenomenal. I fell for the characters and didn’t want their story to end. 

Rating: 4 Stars (A)

Monday, July 01, 2019

WASHED IN BLOOD

Title: Washed in Blood
Series: Heaven’s Guardians MC #1
Author: Ashley Lane
Genre: MC Romance
Cover Design: Abigail Davies, Pink Elephant Designs
Release Date: June 27, 2019

BLURB
Blinded by anger, the man who had sworn to protect me,
shot me in a fit of rage when I was only sixteen years old. 

He thought he killed me.
But my job wasn’t finished yet.

My days are spent as President of the Heaven’s Guardians MC.
Nights are spent searching for the scum of the earth.

Rapists, Murderers, Pedophiles.
They all answer to me.

I thought I’d seen it all.
Thought my heart couldn’t be any darker.
Thought I knew exactly how far I was willing to go.

Then a battered and broken woman was found behind our clubhouse,
and I realized, I’ve never had a clue about the monster that lurks within.

They may call me Priest,
but I’d sell my soul to the devil before I let anything take her away from me.





Available in Kindle Unlimited from June 27





Being the boy mom of an almost 2 year old and 9 year old, means she lives off Goldfish crumbs and Diet Coke. But when she does have a spare minute of time to herself, you can typically find her parked on the couch, Kindle within reach, catching up on the previous weeks episode of Grey's Anatomy or Hell's Kitchen. 

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Nikki's Review:

Wowza! This was a dark, raw, and gritty read. And I loved every damn second. 

Priest is the president of Heaven’s Guardians MC. He and his brothers by choice have one goal...to get rid of the dregs of society. Pedophiles, murderers, rapists, they all must answer for their sins. The MC are ones to hear their last confessions.

Willow is alone and on the run. She’s been tossed away and treated like trash all her life. When Priest finds her practically frozen death outside the clubhouse, things change. Now, she’s found peace and safety. Not to mention, she gets to spend her nights all hot and sweaty with the MC’s president. For a man with the road name Priest, he sure as hell has a filthy and wicked mouth. His mouth was made for sinning. 

The characters in this book were so wonderfully developed. They had personalities that leapt off of the pages. The camaraderie in the MC was heartbreaking and other times funny. You could feel the way they support each other...even after punches have been thrown!

I know insta love can be a bit annoying in romance novels at times, but not this one. The men have all experienced things in life that make them feel things on a heightened level. For every emotion. I loved how Priest went all alpha growly when he laid eyes on Willow. 

This book isn’t light and fluffy. It probably isn’t for readers who don’t want dark content mixed with their romance. But if you, like me, enjoy a story that is gritty, but filled with heroes that love hard, and avenge victims of heinous crimes, you really need to read Washed in Blood! 

Rating: 4 Stars (A)

TOTAL SURRENDER

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Not all fairy tales are sweet.

Some fairy tales are dirty, sexy, and completely untamed.



Total Surrender, an all-new steamy standalone from New York Times bestselling author Erika Wilde is available now!

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How far would you go to make the man that destroyed your family pay?

Maddux Wilder is a man consumed, a beast in a three-piece suit. Rich and powerful, he built his empire with one thought in mind: revenge.

After years of patience and planning, the wait is finally over. Tonight, Maddux will finally watch Theodore Cole’s kingdom crumble. At a lavish ball in the New York City castle the Wilder siblings call home, the man that killed their parents will atone for his sins.

If only he’d planned for her.

Arabella Cole is Theodore’s only child; his cherished and sheltered daughter. She’s an innocent, captivating beauty that would do anything to save her loving father, including sacrificing herself.

With her freedom gone, she must surrender to a man she hates. A man that makes her want things she shouldn’t. A man that awakens deep, forbidden desires.

But everyone knows that roses don’t bloom in darkness.

Enter Maddux Wilder, a man that doesn’t believe in fairy tales.

Can the beauty tame the beast or will revenge cost them both everything that matters most?

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Excerpt:

Arabella turned toward Maddux with tears glimmering in her beautiful blue eyes.

"Maddux . . . please . . ." she implored, so softly and so kindly even though he'd just announced his intentions to desecrate her dad. "Whatever my father has done to earn your wrath, you can't do this to him. He'll never survive. He's sick . . ." She took a step closer to his desk, brave and resolute despite the flicker of trepidation he saw in her gaze. "Take me instead."

Shock jarred through Maddux, but as a man who'd spent years perfecting a mask of control, neither his expression or body language betrayed that emotion. This woman was willing to give up her own freedom for her father's, and it was definitely an interesting turn of events he never saw coming.


"Arabella, no," her father uttered in horror.


Ignoring her father's objections, Arabella held Maddux's gaze steadily. "In exchange for you leaving my father alone, I will do whatever it takes, and whatever you demand, to work off his debt."


Maddux stared at the beautiful woman offering herself up to him, so sweet and naive in contrast to the dark, ruthless man he'd become. While he originally wanted to crush Theodore, Maddux also realized that taking Arabella in exchange—his only daughter he adored—would be equally devastating to the other man. How could Theodore live with himself knowing Arabella belonged to his greatest enemy solely because of his own weakness?


"And how do you propose you work off your father's debt, Bella?" he asked, curious to hear her answer, especially when his own mind was already listing all the different ways he'd enjoy having her at his beck and call.


Bare shoulders held back, she swallowed hard, but her gaze remained bold and determined on his. "I will do anything you ask of me. I'm . . . I'm not afraid."
God, the woman was fucking fearless, he thought, and he was drawn to that courage despite himself. Unlike her father, or even Gavin, she was unwavering in her loyalty.


"For Christ's sake, Arabella," Gavin shouted angrily, his face contorted with rage. "He's not going to ask you to cook and clean and wash his laundry for him! He will ruin you for any other man."


Arabella turned her gaze to Gavin, her expression cool with resolve. "Then so be it. It's my choice to make."


Gavin clenched his jaw and shifted his hot, angry gaze to Maddux. "She clearly doesn't know what she's saying."


"I know exactly what I'm saying, and what I'm doing," she snapped at Gavin as she came to stand in front of him, poking her finger at his chest. "Unlike you, I'm willing to stand up and put my father's life and welfare before my own. I'll do whatever it takes to relieve him of this burden."


When Gavin said nothing else, Arabella whirled around to face Maddux again, the skirt of her voluminous ball gown swirling around her legs. "I promise, you'll have no trouble from me. I will work off his debt, in any way you demand, in exchange for his freedom. Just . . . let him go. Please."


Maddux could have denied her request and forged full steam ahead with the original plan, but everything about Arabella intrigued and tempted him. He wanted her, desired her . . . plus there was the added bonus of Theodore thinking the worst was happening while his only daughter was under his care. The things the man would conjure in his mind would rip any decent father apart inside.


Determined to keep the upper hand, Maddux strolled around his desk until he was standing in front of Arabella and she tipped her head back to meet his gaze, hers with bold resolve. She'd clearly meant what she said when she'd told him she wasn't afraid, and her tenacity made his dick twitch with the thought of taming that fiery attitude in the bedroom.


Not giving a shit that both Theodore and Gavin watched, he reached out and brushed the backs of his fingers across Arabella's smooth, silken cheek, immensely pleased to see a heated awareness flicker in her gaze, proof that persuading her into his bed wasn't going to be all that difficult. She might hate him for what he held over her father, but she wasn't immune to the attraction between them.


"I'll accept your offer, Bella," he murmured, taking her chin between his thumb and forefinger, wanting this beautiful creature to look into his eyes and know exactly what he expected of her. Wanted to make sure there was no mistaking what she was about to trade. "Your father's freedom, for your total surrender. That is the deal."



Meet Erika Wilde
Erika Wilde is a New York Times Bestselling author. She is best known for her super sexy Marriage Diaries series and The Players Club series, and has also co-written the Dirty Sexy Series and the Book Boyfriend Series with Carly Phillips, her best friend and writing buddy for the past twenty years. She lives in Oregon with her husband and two daughters, and when she's not writing you can find her exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest. For more information on her upcoming releases, please visit her website at www.erikawilde.com and sign up for her mailing list for updates and news!


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Liza's Review:

Total Surrender is a super sexy contemporary fairy tale that is a retelling of Beauty and the Beast. I was absolutely pulled into this story from the very first page and have to say it was one of the best stories I've read from Erika Wilde.

Maddux Wilder and his siblings have every reason to want revenge on Theodore Cole and his business associate Gavin Scott, as he knows they are responsible for his parents’ death. However, when Theodore's daughter Arabella (Bella) hears the financial situation her father is in, and the fact he will lose everything, she jumps in to offer herself to Maddux to save her father. She agrees to totally surrender to him in every way as long as it takes care of her father's debt. I loved while Bella was completely innocent to anything her father did in business, her love for him was pure and she would do anything to save him. Gavin Scott on the other hand was a total ass from the moment he appeared on the page, and I personally wanted her to kick him in the junk each time he touched her.

Maddux and Bella were both instantly attracted to one another, and I had so much respect for Maddux for not taking advantage of the situation when he had every right to do so. Bella was truly an innocent in every way, and yet she had such a strong sense of self. She is totally willing to do everything Maddux wants and desires from the moment she is taken to his penthouse apartment. I loved that Maddux truly did try and be a stand up guy and had planned to only share his home with Bella originally. There were so many laugh out loud moments in this story, but I especially loved Arabella's commentary as she shared her meal preparations and daily activities with Maddux via his video monitoring. 

I knew the kind of chemistry between Maddux and Bella couldn't be denied forever, and it was so worth the wait when they finally got together. OMG Maddux was every bit as dominating as I expected and Bella responded to him as if they were made for each other. They had the best chemistry and I absolutely loved them as a couple.

Erika Wilde gave her readers a beautiful romance filled with all the emotions. I loved that there was both a sweetness and a super sexiness to Maddux and Bella's romance. Total Surrender had humor, romance, passion, drama, and a bit of suspense. I highly recommend Total Surrender and can't wait to read the next book in this series.


Rating: 5 stars (A+)